Al Shabaab Fires Mortars At Amisom Base in Lower Shabelle Region

ICC Note: Al-Shabaab militants have carried out another attack against the military in the Somali border. So far, no deaths or injuries have been reported, but many still fear Al-Shabaab’s next move.

3/5/2018 Somalia (All Africa) –  The Al Qaeda-affiliated Al Shabaab militants have fired several mortar rounds at a military base belonging to African Union Mission in Somalia [AMISOM] in Lower Shabelle region.

Residents in Lanta-Buro locality told Radio Shabelle on the phone that they woke up to heavy mortar shelling at AMISOM camp by Al Shabaab from nearby area last night.

AMISOM forces were reported to have responded to the attack with similar mortars against Al Shabaab. There were no reports of casualties on both sides as result of the overnight shelling.

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